Club banger: Wil Sabin's 'Wear Me Out'
SYDNEY: Dancer-turned-singer Wil Sabin will be premiering his new music video for his debut single ‘Wear Me Out’ at Arq this Friday, November 4. He speaks to SX about the track, its airplay and the Rock Your Box-produced clip.
So, you’ve been on a promo tour for your debut single ‘Wear Me Out’. What is the song all about?
‘Wear Me Out’ is a club banger – something you instantly want to get up and booty dance to. The song is about the boys and girls in the clubs getting hot and dancing all night long. It’s about me and my crew travelling around the globe in private planes drinking champagne. Basically, it’s about living a fun life with sexy people doing sexy things – gay, straight, whatever!
Give us an insight into the production of the song.
I co-wrote the track with my producer Edward Said – its come a long way since we first started working on it. I wrote all the lyrics and he did a lot of the melody and all the production on the track. We worked on the track from the bed up and came up with some magic.
People know you best as an accomplished dancer and choreographer. Has music and singing always been in your blood?
I think performing in general has always been in my blood. I've been on stage since I was 3 years old. I think the music comes hand-in-hand with dancing and I’m surrounded by it with the artists and clubs. It feels like a natural progression for me.
It’s been getting plenty of plays in the clubs – how have you found people’s responses to 'Wear Me Out'.
It’s so cool! I remember the first time I was on the dance floor at the Midnight Shift dancing with my friends and one of the remixes came on and I was like, ‘Wow, this is my song!’ Everyone so far loves the track. Tenzin, Taras, Murray Hood and Eddie Coultour have done amazing mixes that are gaining hype in the gay and straight clubs.
Now, you’ve just completed the video and are premiering it at Arq. Give us an insight into the feel of the clip. What’s it all about?
It’s a dance video – everything you would expect from me and more. Think Christina’s ‘Dirty’ meets Britney’s ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’, and then add some high fashion fierceness, lots of sweat, muscle boys, hot girls and intricate choreography and that’s the video!
Tell us about the production of the video, particularly, your collaboration with Rock Your Box.
Dan Murphy was my director/producer. He is so talented! He pulled together the most talented film crew I have worked with. Dan really made this whole project what it is. He drew the best performance out of me and my dancers. We have always wanted to work together on something like this so it was just all too perfect.
You’ve moved from back-up dancing to becoming an artist in your own right. How does it feel to enter this new stage in your career?
Its fucking exciting. I think I was getting to a point where I had worked with almost every artist in the country, done tours, music video, corporate gigs, TV shows and I was like, ‘Whats next?’ And it was singing and DJing! I love being challenged. I continuously try to learn and better myself generally, so to enter in this new direction has made me so happy.
The world premiere of Wil Sabin’s music video for ‘Wear Me Out’ takes place at Arq (16 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst) on Friday, November 4. Featuring DJ Dan Murphy and a special guest performance by Paulini. Doors open 9pm. Free entry.